RESIDENCE FROM WORK NEW ZEALAND "Work in a Highly Paid Job & qualify for Residence.


There are Three Pathways for Residence for people employed by Accredited Employers.
One of these Pathways is called “Highly Paid Residence” for people employed on a high wage in New Zealand.
To be eligible for this residence visa you must:
  • have employment or an offer of employment in a role that is paid at least twice the median wage (currently NZD $55.52 an hour)
  • have been working for 24 months in New Zealand in a role that paid at least twice the median wage.
  • Your employer must also be accredited when you apply for this visa.
  • You must meet the English language requirement for this visa.
  • Older dependent children under 24 in your application must be single, without children of their own, and only supported financially by you.
  • You can either come to New Zealand on a work visa now and apply for the Straight to Residence Visa or apply from outside New Zealand.
  • You will need to demonstrate that your skills, experience & qualifications are relevant to the job offer in New Zealand.
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